India is one of the most recognizable countries in Asia. But even though people are familiar with hearing about India, a lot don’t actually know how rich of a country it is. Spanning thousands of years in existence, India is one of the most culturally diverse countries in the world. With over a billion in population, 1652 mother tongues and 22 official languages, there is no denying the diversity that is in India. India is known for lots of things: stunning architecture, scenic beauty, vast culture and tradition, and food.
When it comes to food, Indians are probably one of the most passionate people in the world. Indians take their cooking very seriously. In fact, their food culture is so diverse that a dish from one state may be entirely foreign to a person from another. Indian cuisine is most notably known for its effective use of rich spices and the exoticness of its taste.
With that being said, here are some of the best Indian foods that you may want to check out.
- Idlis and Sambar. Idlis is basically a cake with rich flavors made from fermented black lentils and rice. It is often served with Sambar, a vegetable stew. Idlis and Sambar is considered as one of the most popular Indian dishes, particularly in South India. In fact, Idlis and Sambar does not only provide exquisite taste but also great nutritional value. The World Health Organization even went as far as declaring it one of the most nutritious dishes and safe to have outside home.
- This is a common dish in the North. Mughlai is a cuisine that is comprised of other dishes that were prepared in the royal kitchens of the Mughlai emperors of India. When you taste Mughlai dishes, you would notice the heavy presence of ground spices and the flavored sauces along with the based curries will have your craving for more. Mughlai dishes usually have Muslim names.
Indian food can easily blow anyone away and if you are looking for the most popular Indian food in Western Australia, make sure to drop by Two Fat Indians.